Ecology and Human Well-Being (Hardback)
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Ecology and Human Well-Being (Hardback)

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Hardback 408 Pages / Published: 03/07/2007
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This volume presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in India. It outlines strategies and policies that can be adopted to ensure ecological sustainability.

Containing both methodological and empirical essays, the book covers a number of critical issues including:

- ecological and social resilience

- ecosystem services and quality of life

- policy reform for sustainable development

- governance and ecosystems

- valuing changes in the ecosystem

- communities and collective action

Overall, the contributors maintain that it is essential to rethink the criteria used in the design of development processes in order to avoid committing ecological blunders. The volume focuses on the need for bridging the knowledge systems of ecology and economics and, as such, will be of interest to researchers, environmentalists, economists and development practitioners.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761935537
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 888 g
Dimensions: 241 x 184 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Ecology and Human Well-Being presents some of the latest developments in research in ecological economics in India, outlining the strategies and policies that can be adopted to ensure ecological sustainability, including policy reform for sustainable development.

-- The Financial Express

The contribution of ecology for human well-beings remains blurred in decision-making frameworks, although its impact on societal well-being is profound. This volume presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in India, outlining strategies in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in the country.

-- The Asian Age

This volume presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics in India. It outlines strategies and policies that can be adopted to ensure ecological sustainability.

-- The Times of India

The articles are well written, creditable researched and cohesively supported by an extensive list of figures and tables.... This book certainly presents some of the latest developments in research in interdisciplinary traditions of ecological economics of India as also countries entrenched in similar situations.

-- Development Alternatives

This volume is an effort to focus attention of econoists primarily and also policymakers and citizens on the impact of changing economic policies on natural resources, their management and the overall influence of these on human well-being.

-- Book Review
This book through its 21 chapters has covered a wide spectrum of issues starting from ecological and social resilience to ecosystem services, their valuation, management and policy reforms and sustainable development. All the studies are detailed, accompanied with figures, tables and exhaustive references which make them reliable basis for policy making and implementation of various schemes. -- The Tribune
The commendable work is a comprehensive treatise particularly of the relation of ecology and its various roles in human welfare in India. -- The Statesman

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